Universal’s Bridge to VelociCoaster May Need Some TLC

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Credit: Universal (left) Bioreconstruct (right)

Now that Universal Orlando Resort has opened the attraction everyone had been waiting for, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, it seems that the surrounding areas are starting to see the outcome of the attraction’s popularity.

Credit: Universal
Credit: Universal

When the ride opened, there was originally only one pathway in and out of the attraction area. The lagoon bridge over Islands of Adventure, which leads to the attraction, remained closed. Recently, we reported about the bridge opening back up, with an added raptor cage that serves both as attraction theming as well as a barrier between riders and Guests for safety.

Now, it seems that the now-open bridge, although previously closed for quite a while, may need a little TLC! Theme park reporter Biorecontstruct (@bioreconstruct) was on the scene and noticed the bridge was showing signs of wear and tear.

VelociCoaster area wooden bridge is showing wear and tear.

Bioreconstruct added to his Twitter thread to note that Universal is beginning to resurface areas of the bridge.

Resurfacing in an area of the VelociCoaster area wooden bridge.

Of course, now that the bridge is open, it is safe for Guests to use even though it may continue to need to receive updates as needed. Universal is always ensuring that Guest safety is at the top of their list of priorities. That being said, considering the bridge was closed not available for Guests for quite some time, it is interesting to see that these updates were not taken care of when the bridge was not in Guest use. As we can see above, even the new slats of wood still need to be finished to match the rest of the bridge/

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Credit: Bioreconstruct/Twitter

Considering the bridge is not nearly as new as the attraction, it is understandable why there may be some wear and tear in need of a refurbishment.

Have you used the newly reopened bridge after riding VelociCoaster? Is there another area of the Park that you think needs a refresh? Let us know in the comments below. 

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